Sydney R Anderson
I am a recent graduate of the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering where I earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Chemistry. During my undergraduate studies, I was an active member of the National Society of Black Engineers, serving in the role of Finance Chairperson for Region II of the society. In this role, I coordinated and managed the career fair for the region’s Fall Regional Conference. I am passionate about helping my community and conducted several outreach projects during my studies. I was also involved in diversity initiatives within the Swanson School of Engineering. I have two years of research experience in drug delivery and loading at the nano- and micro-level, as well as with genetic research tracking mutations and variant analysis.
As part of this fellowship, I am working in the Silva-Fisher lab and I am focused on identifying differentially expressed lncRNAs in Multiple Myeloma single-cell sequencing data. The goal of this research is to determine what genes are unique to a healthy person in comparison to a person with various stages of Multiple Myeloma in an effort to develop a treatment for the disease. I will be attending graduate school in the Fall to pursue a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering. In my free time, I enjoy reading and cooking.